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Narendra Modi and Demonetization:

In the second consecutive editorial about the Prime Minister this examines the controversial demonetization move undertaken in 2016 and speculates about the underlying strategy.
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Thithi
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Realism and the Disenfranchised Community: The Predicament of Art Cinema in India
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There has been a general dissatisfaction among critics over the achievements of Indian art cinema and one of the issues brought up is that of ‘realism’ or the representational/mimetic mode, whether art cinema, with a few exceptions, measures up to world cinema. This essay looks at the quandaries in which art cinema is placed in India since ‘representational art’ developed in circumstances specific to the West.
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Zhang Yimou and the Chinese Revolution
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The film-maker Zhang Yimou has an important position in the Chinese cultural establishment and his films (widely showcased by the state) can tell us where China stands today in relation to the Chinese revolution and Mao. This is an analysis of his oeuvre, looking at the various generic categories in which he has worked, trying to find commonalities to determine his real position in relation to the Chinese Revolution and Mao.
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Exploring Communication and Consciousness in Indian Corporations
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This essay, which uses the two related concepts of consciousness and communication, explores the common factors coming into play when Indian corporations offer an understanding of their self-images through the way they communicate to their potential clients and employees - in their corporate web pages.
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‘Fathering the Indian Nation’: A Competing Narrative
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The dominant narrative around independence credits Mahatma Gandhi with getting it through his non-violent methods. This essay constructs an alternative/ competing narrative based on evidence generally not taken into account and argues that the causes for Britain departing India are to be found elsewhere.
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Translation: The Warrior and the Captive by Jorge Luis Borges
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In earlier issues a literal translation of Borges had been compared to a literary translation. This extends the Borges translation exercise by producing a translation of a story (which has also been translated for Labyrinths by James Irby). The translator provides a brief note on his translation of the story.
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